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Next update will be available on Thursday,
April 23, 2015. 
 

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PHOTOS/ TODD WINKLER


Honoring a fallen Owl...
HISD Superintendent Dr. A’Lann Truelock, (Above left) looks on as Abdon Cantu reads a tribute to his brother, Pilar Cantu III, during an unveiling ceremony on Wednesday afternoon at Barry Field. A plaque was displayed commemorating the memory of Pilar who suffered a fatal concussion during a scrimmage against San Antonio MacArthur on August 26, 1959.

Long-awaited CT scanner enhances MRH’s facility
With the convergence of whole organ coverage, image quality and speed found in GE Healthcare’s CT scanner, Medina Healthcare System physicians are now able to diagnose even the most challenging patients.  Read More

Council approves 2 business permits...  Hondo City Council on Monday unanimously approved a request from Brandon Parks and Pilot Travel Centers for a specific use permit to operate a Diesel Exhaust Fluid Manufacturing Facility at 1274 Carter inside the Hondo Railway.     Read More

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County goes blue for kids… Medina County Judge Chris Schuchart signed a proclamation April 6 declaring April 2015 Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month. As a visual reminder, Bluebonnet Children’s Advocacy Center’s Executive Director Rodger Clark and his staff placed blue pinwheels and signs along the courthouse sidewalk to remain throughout the month and blue lights illuminate the outside of the courthouse at night.

 

 

City observing Library Week....  Mayor Jim Danner opened Monday’s Hondo City Council meeting by issuing a proclamation declaring April 13-18 as National Library Week.     Read More

Council accepts deeds for Martin Asphalt property.... Hondo City Council on Monday adopted two resolutions accepting deeds of release for 31.7 acres of airport land from the Federal Aviation Administration.   Read More

Bond package will affect all HISD campuses....  It’s been in the works for the better part of three years, but finally, after much deliberation and two incarnations of a Community Facilities Planning Committee, the Hondo Independent School District’s bond election is finally at hand.  Photo & More

 

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Owls beat Devine in 8 innings....  A three-run Rees Saathoff bomb over the right field fence in the bottom of the seventh sent the Hondo Owls into extra innings with the Devine Warhorses Tuesday, April 14, at Bridges Field.    Read More

Brian Dominguez slides home  (right) with a Hondo run in recent baseball action at Lytle.

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16apr15HSBDupont.jpg (63679 bytes)Softball struggling to find win column... Fredericksburg -- The Hondo softball team continued to struggle with Fredericksburg last Friday evening, April 10, dropping a 10-0 decision in six innings.    Read More

Regional tourney’s second day doused....

Corpus Christi -- The Region IV-4A golf tournament was cut off at the midway point earlier this week.

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Owls compete in final warmup track meet....  Pleasanton -- In the final meet prior to District 29-AAAA competition, the Hondo varsity girls’ track team placed third and the boys placed fourth in the 2015 Brush Country Relays at Pleasanton High School on Wednesday, April 8.      Read More

16apr15DBBRodriguez.jpg (46891 bytes)Cowboys win 2 more times in blowout fashion... D’Hanis has steadily climbed to 7-2 in district baseball play, with two more high-scoring wins this week.    Read More

Cowgirls rally past Brackett, drop 2 games in following week....  Last Tuesday, April 7, the D’Hanis Cowgirls’ softball team found themselves trailing 6-3 after five innings against Brackett, but scored twice in the sixth inning and then added four more in the seventh to earn the 9-8 win.      Read More

Sabinal sends 7 to region tennis....  Seven Sabinal High School tennis players will be advancing to the Region IV-2A tournament in Corpus Christi this coming Monday and Tuesday, April 20-21.
    All of the participants in the District 29-AA tournament last week in Uvalde came from Sabinal and Brackett.   Read More

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